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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sources: Skaggs’ death subject of DEA probe

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is investigating where Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs obtained the drugs that were in his system at the time of his July 1 death in Southlake, Texas, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told Outside the Lines on Wednesday.

An autopsy released Aug. 30 found evidence of fentanyl, oxycodone and ethanol in Skaggs’ system. The fentanyl drew the attention of federal investigators, the sources said. One senior DEA official said the agency typically gets involved in fentanyl cases in an effort to track down the source of the drug.

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, has been linked to a number of high-profile drug-related deaths, including musicians Prince, Tom Petty and Mac Miller.

Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room July 1 during a road trip against the Texas Rangers, having choked on his own vomit.

 

QLE Posted: September 19, 2019 at 12:18 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: drugs, tyler skaggs

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Report: Octavio Dotel And Luis Castillo Arrested In Narcotics Sting In Dominican Republic

Who is ready for a particularly grim session of Let’s Remember Some Guys? Because according to reports coming out of the Dominican Republic, former MLB players Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo have been arrested in what authorities have described as “the largest operation against organized crime” in the country

Well, this wasn’t what I was expecting with “drug ring” and former baseball players….

QLE Posted: August 21, 2019 at 03:37 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: drugs, luis castillo, octavio dotel, sting

 

 

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